Michael E. Sobel

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Michael E. Sobel
Michael Edward Sobel
NationalityUnited States
EducationFlorida State University
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Known forSobel test
AwardsMember of the Sociological Research Association
Scientific career
InstitutionsColumbia University
ThesisLifestyle and Social Structure in Contemporary American Society: Concepts, Definitions, and Analyses (1980)

Michael Edward Sobel is an American statistician who is a professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University.[1] He is known for developing the Sobel test, a statistical test that is used to detect the presence of mediation between two variables by a third variable.[2]


  1. ^ "Michael E. Sobel". Department of Statistics. Columbia University. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. ^ "Sobel Test". The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks California 91320: SAGE Publications. 2017. doi:10.4135/9781483381411.n570. ISBN 9781483381435.

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